According to the Metropolitan Police, a man and a woman with descriptions matching that of a Nigerian politician and his wife, have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK to harvest organs.
Ike Ekweremadu (60) and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu (55), both from Nigeria, have been remanded in custody and will appear later today at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
They are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate another person’s travel for exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.
The child has been safeguarded, according to the Metropolitan Police. Scotland Yard has not disclosed the child’s gender or age, nor the location of the arrests.
The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential violations of modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
In 2017, a former Nigerian aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, claimed that migrants from Nigeria were being sold into slavery and having their organs harvested. He went further to state that 75% of slaves whose organs are harvested in North Africa are from Nigeria.
According to the Cambridge University-educated lawyer, “The victim’s bodies are mutilated and roasted like suya (shish kebabs) Roasted alive! This is what Libyans do to Sub-Saharan Africans looking for a way to Europe.
“They sell them into slavery, where they are either murdered, mutilated, tortured, or worked to death.”
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